Mar 27Liked by D Parker

So true. Anything can be considered questionable behavior in this day and time, as long as it is contrary to the current Reich. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

That’s how pornography, and the attempt to “normalize “ aberrant sexual behavior has come about. Expose the public to it in the name of (whatever acronym you want to use) long enough and it will seem normal.

Keep calling it what it is!

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Over the past few years, I’ve been ‘collecting,’ documenting, and of course, archiving the language used by the left in describing these unconstitutional abominations.

They always follow a set pattern in conveying 3 elements – but in the vaguest terms possible.

1). Officially sanctioned - petition, court ordered etc.

2). Removing guns – always trying to avoid using the ‘c’ word – confiscation

3). Action rationale.

They’ve become real creative in playing games with the language in the last two elements, and over time they’ve rhetorically lowered the bar to the point that anyone could be subjected to these unconstitutional abominations.

The other question that needs to be asked is how many people are financially unable to fight one of these orders and it ends up being abstained. So, they not only lose their guns, but they now have the scarlet letter on them in the NICS so they are permanently barred from the 2nd amendment?

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The US has more than 400 million guns, 20 million AR pattern rifles, 300 million detachable magazines and had more than 1 million NICS checks per month for the last 49 months.

And the same people who can't find 12 million illegals say they will confiscate guns and magazines.


For 46 consecutive months — dating back to Aug. 2019 — each month has closed with more than 1 million NSSF-adjusted background checks. The most recent month available at press time, May 2023, recorded 1,174,142 background checks (a slight drop of 0.1% compared to May 2022 [1,174,791]).


"There are already roughly 304 million detachable magazines. Almost 80 million of these can accommodate more than 30 rounds.


Confiscation quotes


"Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke boasted in the last debate that he will, in fact, come for your guns. Joining him were fellow Democratic candidates, Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. The talk in some quarters switched with impressive quickness from "nobody wants to take your guns" to "hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47." 


"Take Maryland’s Deputy Attorney General — a liberal Democrat — who was recently caught on hidden camera stating “we should ban guns altogether, period.” Or remember when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) said, in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, that among the different gun control proposals that were being bandied about, “[gun] confiscation could be an option.” Or when several Democrat state senators were caught on an open microphone in New Jersey saying, “We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.”

German Lopez writing in "Vox"   @germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com  Updated Oct 2, 2019, 12:00pm EDT

"To change the status quo, Democrats should go big. They need to focus on the abundance of guns in the US and develop a suite of policies that directly tackle that issue, from licensing to confiscation to more aggressive bans of certain kinds of firearms (including, perhaps, all semiautomatic weapons or at least some types of handguns)." 

Here are some compliance numbers...

 "Bump stock" ban-

"The final ruling banning bump stocks was passed in December 2018."

"The ban took effect on March 26th, 2019.  Between those two dates, a grand total of 582 devices were handed over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives."


 "Pistol brace" compliance-

250,000 out of 10-40 million.

"The ATF told The Reload on Friday it has received just over a quarter million applications to register pistol-brace-equipped firearms…

That number represents just a fraction of the braced guns believed to have been sold in the decade since the ATF first classified a version as outside the scope of the NFA. In the impact assessment for the rule, the ATF estimated that three to seven million devices exist. However, the Congressional Research Service puts the number much higher at somewhere between 10 and 40 million.

That puts the registration rate for pistol-brace-equipped guns at between .6 percent and eight percent."


Assault weapons and magazine bans-

This from "The Trace" a well known anti-gun reporting site. https://www.thetrace.org/2019/08/what-the-data-says-asssault-weapons-bans/ 


"In California, 18 months after legislators expanded its criteria for assault weapons registration in 2016, only about 160,000 of an estimated 1.5 million weapons in the state covered by the law were registered."

 New York-Only approximately 45,000 of an estimated 1 million weapons were registered in New York during the first 18 months its law was in effect. 

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